Sunday, August 18, 2013
Today was the State Pistol Championship. I was going to shoot the .22 portion of the match, but was asked to call part of the match so others could shoot too. Was easier for me to just call the entire match so the voice commands were consistent. I also called the two leg matches which are special matches for shooters can earn points for their Distinguished Pistol or Revolver. Everything went well at the Match and got many compliments on my calling. It's sometimes hard to find someone willing and that knows how to call. Basically the caller gives all the instructions to shooters, tells them what and when to shoot, runs the timer. Keeps the match moving along and handles any refires if a shooter has a gun malfunction. Is also responsible for the Line Safety dusring the match. The caller also needs to be comfortable with public speaking on a PA system since they are announcing all the instructions on a PA. The big thing is the proper cadence when calling the instructions out. Believe me a bad caller can really ruin your day at a match. Messes with your timing and mind if the calls and the command wording is off.
Home and left poor Maggie out. Was a long day for her. She was very glad to see us!
Jim shot the match, he did okay. He was bummed since his first shot was a crossfire on another shooters target. There went 10 points right away.